Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
"The night clouds were closing in on the salt licks east of the oxbow lakes along the folds in the earth beyond the Yalobusha River."
Very atmospheric beginning, which bodes well for a giant nonfiction book covering a history of 55 years, which looks daunting.